I believe a great wedding photographer is an active partner in the planning process. Unlike some photographers who simply show up for the wedding and drop off a disk of images, I want to understand your unique vision and craft a plan to capture your joy and preserve it in special pieces of art.

I put a premium on providing a high level of individual attention and service to every couple. Working with me looks like this:

Consultation

After you contact me to receive my printed wedding planning guide, we'll meet together for a free, no-obligation consultation session. We'll get to know each other, and you can tell me about your love story and wedding plans. I'll describe my photography style and how we can work together. We'll look at some sample wedding albums and wall art, and discuss my product collections and options available to you.

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Planning Meeting

When you decide to work with me, we'll get together to select a collection, sign a contract, and start planning your engagement session. We'll discuss any thoughts you have about the wedding day schedule, and I'll advise you on how we can maximize our time together to make gorgeous images. You can ask me any questions you want - I love planning and schedules!

Engagement Session

All of my wedding collections include an engagement photography session, which I love - and you will, too! We'll capture some great images of you both in places meaningful to you - where you met, a favorite date spot, or other special location. I like to do engagement shoots relatively soon after signing a contract, so you have lots of wonderful images to use for save the dates, invitations, a wedding website, and any wall art or printed products you want.

Regular Communication

We'll be in touch throughout the wedding planning process. I'll send some occasional thoughts and tips as you get ready, and I'm happy to answer any questions you have.

1 Month Confirmation

We'll chat briefly to make sure everything is all set for your big day. I'll make sure I know all the final details of when and where every part of the day is happening, and we'll work out any last questions.

Wedding Day

This is it! My assistant and I - a second photographer is included in every wedding collection - will take hundreds of gorgeous images of every detail and major event of the day. We'll help you remember and celebrate everything you love about your wedding day.

Final Product Ordering

I'll deliver online proofs of your images within 6 weeks of the wedding. You'll pick your favorites, and then we'll get together in person to review your album design, choose images for wall art, and make any additional purchases you like. After this, I'll craft your artistic products with some of the highest quality materials available on the market, and deliver them within 1-2 months of everything being finalized.

 

If you're interested in receiving personalized service before, during, and after your wedding, please contact me and we'll talk!

It's important for you to know how I approach the responsibility of photographing a wedding. These are my most important motivations when I create images for my clients.

Story

Wedding photos aren't simply a static record of the events of your day; every image is connected with each other, and they work together to tell a story that's greater than the sum of their parts. Like a beautiful tapestry or stained glass window going together, each part is beautiful, but taken as a whole it's breathtaking - that's how I want to capture your story.

It all comes together in so many ways: friends and family traveling from far away, intimate moments shared by the loving couple, meaningful themes and designs, and so much more. My assistants and I shoot with an eye for every part of the story, so we can help you retell it for years to come.

Celebrate

Everyone loves to hear a great story, and it's even more special when they can see and experience it for themselves. That's why handmade, leather-bound albums and archival-quality wall art feature prominently in my packages - I want you to share your love story with everyone you can. As you share your memories you can celebrate all over again - not just about your wedding day, but what brought you together, and how you got where you are now.

Serve

This might sound crazy, but I actually hope your wedding day will be better because I was part of it. In the months leading up to the day, I'll be there for you with planning tips and helpful thoughts on everything from makeup and hair to schedule details. On the day of the wedding, we'll spend a lot of time together, and over the years I've been there for many couples with a reassuring word, an eye on the clock, and a knowing smile when things get a little crazy.

Time management is a surprisingly important part of a photographer's unofficial job. It's easy for the events of the day to take over, and I always do my best to wrap up pictures and get you to the next scheduled event with time to spare. Wedding days can be complicated, and I find it's nice to have someone with you who's been there before.

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Oh, and one last value: when I attend a wedding as guest, I cringe when I see photographers get in the way of everything: blocking the view of the most important guests during the ceremony, standing when others are sitting, and generally being far too visible. It's almost like they forgot the most important rule: this day isn't about them!

I work hard to capture every important moment, but not at the expense of guests and family. When I talk with a guest after a wedding, one of the greatest compliments they can give me is: "Oh, you were there? I didn't even notice." This might just sound like a pet peeve of mine, but take note at the next wedding you attend: is the photographer inserting him or herself into every special moment and unaware of how they detract? Or are they graceful, confident, and unobtrusive as they capture images from the day?

 

 

Engagement sessions

What products do I receive from an engagement session?

You will receive at least 50 high-resolution images suitable for web viewing and printing up to 8x10 size. You'll also have the opportunity to purchase wall art and other printed artistic products. These often make great statement pieces at the wedding guest book table and in your home.


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Can I upgrade items in a collection (ex: make a single framed image a gallery series)?

Absolutely! The cost for upgrades will be calculated as the difference between their list prices, less any discount available in the collection. Because of the special pricing in collections, items cannot be downgraded (i.e. made smaller or eliminated for credit).

 

Finances

What are your normal payment terms?

A 50% non-refundable retainer is due at contact signing. The balance is due two weeks before your wedding date. Any additional wall art or album pages purchased after the wedding will be paid at the final product session.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! After the non-refundable retainer is paid, monthly payments can be made up until two weeks before the wedding date. For additional wall art and album pages ordered after the wedding, two monthly payments can be made: one at ordering, and the other one month later.

 

Do you have other questions? Please contact me to let me know!